UK-based Hybrid Software (formerly Global Graphics) - whose customers include HP, Canon, Durst and Roland DG, plus a growing number of label packaging producers - has acquired German colour management specialist ColorLogic.
|ColorLogic’s Thorsten Braun (CTO) and Barbara Braun-Metz (CEO)|
ColorLogic, founded in 2002, has developed an extensive portfolio of colour profiling and conversion software, recently winning the 2021 Pinnacle Product Award from the PRINTING United. Its products are sold worldwide to users with demanding requirements for colour quality, as well as to Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) of printing equipment.
| "The perfect combination of speed and
quality": Mike Rottenborn, CEO Hybrid
“Our Harlequin RIP is the market leader in speed and quality for digital printing and is used by many industry-leading OEMs,” said Mike Rottenborn, CEO Hybrid Software Group. “But its colour management has historically been built around the 4-color CMYK process. As the production of labels and packaging shifts to digital printing, more capable 7-color printing devices are required to provide colour-accurate matching of brand colours.
“ColorLogic has long been respected as an industry leader in extended gamut colour management, and their tools provide the perfect combination of speed and quality for these demanding applications. ColorLogic will become the fifth operating company in Hybrid Software Group, joining Global Graphics Software, HYBRID Software, Meteor Inkjet, and Xitron, and its products and technology will enhance the offerings of all of these companies.”
Barbara Braun-Metz, ColorLogic’s founder and CEO: “I founded ColorLogic almost 20 years ago and together with the help of my great team we are proud to say that we are the leading developers of high-end colour management technologies. We have great products which are used for the daily print production all around the world and numerous partners using our technology to develop outstanding products on top of it. Now we are ready for the next big step – to ensure the future development of our technology and our products we decided to join forces with Hybrid Software Group PLC. This will allow us to grow and allocate the resources needed for future requirements while continuing to provide uninterrupted support for our existing customers and partners.”
Hybrid Software Group PLC (Euronext: HYSG) is a leading developer of software for industrial print manufacturing. Customers include press manufacturers such as HP, Canon, Durst, Roland, Hymmen, and hundreds of packaging printers and trade shops.
Hybrid is headquartered in Cambridge UK. Its subsidiary companies are printing software developers Global Graphics Software; enterprise software developer HYBRID Software; the industrial printhead driver solutions specialists, Meteor Inkjet; pre-press workflow developer Xitron; and most recently colour technology developer ColorLogic.